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Poster: Sugaree83 Date: Feb 14, 2007 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 1987

That's my year tonight.

Looking for gems in a down year.

Any suggestions?

I have 1987-09-12 on right now. It's a crazy Morning Dew. Top ten possibly.

Listened to 1987-06-13 ... Ship of Fools. Wow, Jerry has all kinds of fun doing that one. Great stuff.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Feb 14, 2007 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

A down year? No way Jose- who told you that? Jerry survived a coma- re-taught himself to play- was sober much of the time- they were inventive- set lists varied- the Terrapins were tremendous- Try 4-6-87 to start.....there is also 9/18/87- I listened recently to Maine shows from early September- but then someone probably already mentioned 9/2 and 9/3

A very decent year

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Poster: Sugaree83 Date: Feb 14, 2007 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

Thanks Liam,

All bands have up and down years.

1987 was a good year, but a down year.

Everybody should listen to the 1987-03-31 Franklin's. The energy is unbelievable. Jerry can't get the vocals, and he doesn't even try to get the leads he used to, but the song is tremendous.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 14, 2007 11:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

Hey Sugaree, explain how 87 was a " down" year? I mean honestly they had ups and downs every year especially after 77 ( and no joke there, I am NOT on the everything after 77 sucks wagon BUT I will say that consistency went down after ), but compared to 84-86 or 94-95. No way.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 14, 2007 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

The 2 hartford gigs in March are smokin. And to the guy who liked 7-4-87. You can have it. It goes down as the worst show I ever saw live. 95's included because in 95 I didn't expect that much. The Foxboro show was the first gig of the tour and should have been epic, but instead was grateful dead-lite.

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Feb 14, 2007 11:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

haha yeah I was reading the reviews for that show and was surprised, it seemed that it sucked for everyone who went. but it was good listen when I heard it the first time

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 15, 2007 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

disppointing is probably a better word. It was the first show of the tour and nobody expected only one dead set. The in the dark material turned off a lot of folks and the Dylan set.....speaks for itself.

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Feb 14, 2007 10:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

another FANTASTIC 87 show is 3/23/87

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Feb 14, 2007 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

Spring '87 is my favorite...almost all shows played with high energry. Jerry certainly sounded refreshed.

The hampton shows 3/23, 3/24 are especially good. During the Terrapin on 3/24 Jerry was boppin' all over the stage. Crowd was going nuts.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 14, 2007 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

listen to 07-08-1987 for a great 87 show, also check out the Dew from 12-30-1987, maybe one of the best middle Dew solos...

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Poster: Sugaree83 Date: Feb 14, 2007 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

07-08-1987 ... space>crazy fingers? never saw that ...

how about 1987-04-19 .... first set:

Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower, Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, Tons Of Steel, Box Of Rain, Cassidy, Alabama Getaway-> Promised Land

after those last two songs you must start questioning what just happened? what time is it? when did this show start? who? what?


BTW, that last Promised Land is sick.



This post was modified by Sugaree83 on 2007-02-14 23:31:32

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 14, 2007 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

alabama>promised sounds like something right out of 1980...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 14, 2007 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

Down year? Hardly. I think they were riding that huge success wave and rising to the ocassion by playing some very tight shit. I find it to be an under rated year overall, perhaps due to the huge success no one wanted to face. Sure there are some not so great shows but alot of years can say the same. I think, like most here, that 9-18-87 is THE pick for 87. Anyway, here's a few

Check out the AUD( instead of this partial sbd ) for this first one. Very good quality imo

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-11-14.psbd.miller.14068.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-10-03.sbd.bertha-ashley.7368.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-09-24.sbd.fishman.21782.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-09-23.sbd.ladner.30887.sbeok.flacf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-08-22.sbd.barbella.4795.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-06-20.matrix.ladner.11561.sbeok.shnf

I'd come up with more but I should probably be working : )

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Feb 14, 2007 10:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

word, how the hell is 87 a down year? especially considering what preceded it, 84-86 is arguably one of the worst periods for the dead, I mean 85 has some highlights but 86? cmon. 87 was the prologue to a great couple years to come (88-90)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 14, 2007 11:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

Right on Casper! You said it perfectly

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Feb 15, 2007 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

84-86 worst period for the Dead? Are you joking? I would take almost any show from '84-'85 over any show from '88-'95. Even early '86 had some fantastic shows. Post coma, Jerry had noticeably less chops, and they never did come back. He sometimes made up for it with energy but to say '84-'86 was the worst period is seriously selling yourself short on some great shows.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 15, 2007 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

Thanks for now reminding me that all the Virginia (Richmond/Hampton), Greek, Frost and Red Rocks shows I saw in the 84-86 time span suck. I was making the mistake of thinking I saw some good shows, but I now stand corrected. If I could just have my money back from that long week of three nights at the greek followed by hitching/camping down highway one to ventura in 1984, life would be so much better.

Then again, they really just mailed it in after pig was out . . .

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 14, 2007 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

09/09/87 - not the greatest ever, but a top 15 for sure for that year, a high energy fun blastin show

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-09-09.sony.dnc.8598.sbeok.shnf

well worth a listen

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Feb 14, 2007 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

everybody always suggest the MSG show with la bamba and the Dew

well heres one I listened to last night and its great (the Dead set, didnt listen to Dylan set)

plus its a July 4th show

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-07-04.fob-senn.lai.3858.sbeok.shnf

the first 4 songs are sweet, because its just like listening to In the Dark, except with better jams. the Little Red Rooster ROCKS!! I dont even really give this song much attention usually but it really rocked last night. of course Box of Rain and Althea are just lovely, then the 2nd half is like listening to some vintage Dead cause of the song selection

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 14, 2007 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

like you, i generally don't get much into Rooster; however, this version from Hampton is unbelievably good, not to mention the entire show is one of the better AUD from that year.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-05-01.wise.clugston.2218.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 14, 2007 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

the second set is not to shabby http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-03-01.sbd.samaritano.23060.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Sugaree83 Date: Feb 14, 2007 5:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

Thanks everyone.

Some really good stuff,

You just gotta poke around.

'82 tomorrow, will take less poking.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 14, 2007 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-09-18.sbd-remaster.cole.19002.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Sugaree83 Date: Feb 14, 2007 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1987

Yes ..

Thanks much.

That will be my encore (could be the best).